Sunday, 1 June 2014

Krydderkake (Spice Cake)

For the flatwarming that we had here after the move, I wanted to make a lot of things - and I got a little overwhelmed. But then...then I had an epiphany, and remembered the cake that I first tried after my sister brought some home from kindergarden years and years and years ago!
She got the recipe for it, and whenever my mum made it, it would sit in the kitchen, and for some straaaaange reason, we would always come up with excuses to go to the kitchen, so we could sneak a piece of this with us...or two!

I halved the original recipe, so that it fit into an approximately 15x25cm povenproof dish, but I had to cook it for 15 minutes longer than the recipe stated.

Krydderkake (Spice Cake)
(Serves 12-15)

*Edited, as original recipe doesn't have eggs as previously stated*
2 cups sugar (I used medium brown sugar)
3 cups flour
2 cups kefir or light soured cream
4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g melted butter

For the icing:
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Water to right consistency (careful!)

- Start by pre-heating the oven to 175-180C.

- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar light and airy. Then add the spices, melted butter, kefir/soured cream, bicarbonate of soda and flour. Mix well until you have a smooth batter. Pour this into your oven proof dish (I used a 15x25ish centimetre one), and place in the middle in the oven to bake for 45-60 minutes, until a knife comes out clean.

- Once done, take out and let it cool for a couple of hours. Then, make the icing sugar, by mixing all the dry ingredients first, and then carefully adding a little water at a time. I think I altogether used around 1/2 cup, but start out with just a little as it liquifies quite easily!

- Pour the icing sugar over the cake and let it sit, covered, until the icing has dried slightly, before serving.

- I know it is tempting to wanting to decorate this bad boy, but you know what? This cake speaks for itself, so it isn't necessary for any other reasons than to make it more fun, hehe.

Pre-party! Spice cake and cocoa Nutty Date Marbles rolled in dessicated coconut, mmmm!

And I thought I'd throw in a picture of a colourful little breakfast I had last week, after having finally bought a milk frother so I could make cappuccinos at home

Crackerbread with soft cheese, ham and basil, accompanied by a home made cappuccino and apricots, yum!

What are your favourite cakes and breakfasts?

Original source:
Camilla's kindergarden (thank you!)

- Jules


  1. Sounds delicious! I love spice cakes in general, I'll have to try this variation sometime. :)

    1. Thanks June! And also, thanks for stopping by *smiles* I just love how adding that bit of cinnamon and cocoa to the icing sugar gives it a little something extra :) I hope you have an awesome Wednesday! x

  2. Kryddeekake minner meg skikkelig om da jeg var liten. Den lukten♡♥

    Favorittkake... sjokolade, selvsagt. Men jeg har faktisk aldri likt slike søte tradisjonelle sjokoladekaker. Enten må det være skikkelige MØRKE hjemmelagde brownies, eller min favoritt som 'voksen'; raw sjokoladekake♡♥

    1. Krydderkake er super godt! Men om du ikke liker det for søtt kan du godt kun bruke 2/3 av sukkeret, eller kanskje om du bil ha det vegansk kan bytte ut med moste bananer og sirup eller kokosnektaren som du har?
      Er sikker på at en kan lage en litt mindre søt men fortsatt nydelig krydderkake. Jeg syns heller ikke kake er godt om det er i overkant sukkerholdig, men denne liker jeg :) Like så godt på grunn av smak som nostalgi <3 Raw sjokoladekake burde jeg prøve meg på :D Er veldig glad i bittersøt mørk, mørk sjokolade :D x